Bioinformatics Online Home
   Chapters Links Problems Enroll for Updates Help
 Sample image
 Table 5.1
 Web search terms

Home  >  Chapters  >  5  > 

Chapter 5 Web Search Terms

Using multiple sequence alignment as a search phrase is usually sufficient to find information on msa programs. Program names and authors listed in Table 5.1 are the next best choice. More stable Web sites are also given in the text. Lists of additional Web sites for msa are maintained at:,, and The following search terms also find general use sites and software:

BCM Baylor College of Medicine maintains a list of msa links on their searchlauncher site.
BOXSHADE Marks identical or similar residues in msa's with shaded boxes by K. Hofmann.
DCA Global msa program that performs simultaneous alignment of all sequences (Stoye et al. 1997).
PCMA Profile consistency multiple sequence alignment is a progressive msa program based on alignment of profiles (Pei et al. 2003).
READSEQ Conversion between msa formats (W. Gilbert, University of Indiana; visit BCM site).


© 2004 by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press. All rights reserved.
No part of these pages, either text or image, may be used for any purpose other than personal use. Therefore, reproduction, modification, storage in a retrieval system, or retransmission, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, or otherwise, for reasons other than personal use, is strictly prohibited without prior written permission.


Home Chapters Links Problems Enroll for Updates Help CSHL Press